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Kids Need Toothpaste with Fluoride

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Fariba Mutschler
Kids Need Toothpaste with FluorideIs it really all that important for kids to brush with a toothpaste containing fluoride? We believe brushing with a fluoride toothpaste is vital to preventing cavities and supporting a healthy smile.

Why Kids Need to Use a Toothpaste that Contains Fluoride

According to the American Dental Association, the use of fluoride is essential to a child's oral health care. Because cavities among children are a leading and chronic condition, you cannot overlook the benefits of using a toothpaste with fluoride. While treating cavities are obviously important, it is even more important to prevent them. The regular use of a fluoride toothpaste offers this benefit. By drinking fluoridated drinking water and using an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste, children can experience better dental check-ups, beginning early in life and continuing into adulthood.

How Does Fluoride Help Prevent Cavities?

The mouth contains both good and bad bacteria. The bad bacteria feeds on the sugars of the foods kids eat and the beverages they drink. When this happens, a chemical reaction occurs, which leads to the production of acid. This acid eats away at the tooth's enamel and eventually forms a cavity. Fluoride acts as a barrier against acids and makes the teeth strong and more resistant to cavities. Not only does fluoride prevent dental caries, it can also reverse the decay process. If you combine the fluoride in toothpaste with the fluoridation in a public water supply, your child can experience better checkups if they brush and floss regularly.

The fluoride introduced to municipal water is considered a major health achievement of the twentieth century. Fluoride in tooth paste also ranks high with respect to dental care. That is why children need to use a fluoride tooth paste when they brush. Contact us today about setting an appointment to have your child's teeth cleaned and treated with fluoride. Make it a goal to keep your child's teeth cavity-free.

My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.

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